According to syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, the 2014 midterm elections have been, and will continue to be “a total humiliation” for President Barack Obama.
The Fox News contributor discussed the midterms and Obama on “Special Report” Tuesday. He specifically notes the contrast between the Obama of 2008 and 2014, mentioning his speech before Greek columns at the Democratic National Convention (in 2008), and how now, Obama is being forced to “hide under his desk” during the election rather than campaign across the nation for Democrats.
“This is a guy who six years ago had a worship service at a Denver stadium, being cheered by people while he was behind Greek columns. A few weeks earlier, he had been the hero of 200,000 Germans in Berlin. I still don’t know what that speech was about.
Here was a man…bestriding the world. He was a citizen of the world, the most interesting, most sought-after rock star, a political rock star on the planet. And now he’s got to hide under his desk until November,” Krauthammer commented. “This is a total humiliation for him and every once in a while he can’t take it, so it pops out.”
“This is a way to say ‘I transcend the party. I’m bigger than the party, I still am, and I’m still here,'” the syndicated columnist said. “I mean he’s not going to go out and campaign in these states, obviously, but this is hard for him to take.”
“I would extend a little bit of sympathy to the man. He’s under stress,” Krauthammer facetiously added.